Imagine: two days full of cutting-edge, diverse, uncensored and unjuried live theater performances. That’s exactly what is taking place this weekend at the Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival.
Brought to South Florida for the second year in a row by Broward College, this exciting two-day event has set out to fuse the local community with unique artistic creations both on stage and on the streets. There are 63 total performances taking place between Friday and Saturday, ranging in rating everywhere from family friendly to adult only.
The history of Fringe Festivals began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947. There, a number of performing artists who were official partners of the Edinburgh International Festival decided to produce their own work in empty stores and church basements. Thus, their work was staged literally “on fringe” of the established festival. The concept was an immediate success and the Fringe soon became as popular as the official festival.
“Broward College strives to provide our community with culturally enriching experiences and the Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival supports that mission,” says David J. Armstrong, President of Broward College. “Last year’s event was a huge success and we will continue to grow the festival into a staple of the city’s already thriving art scene.”
Sparked your interest yet? Performances include “Tales from the Forest” by Terri Giannoustos, who tells the story of the Halloween industry from an actor’s point of view and “Great, Big, Beautiful, Tomorrow” by Nick Valdes, an insightful journey into the deep dark secrets of Disney; one of the top corporations in the world.
For a full list of performances, schedule details, and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.fortlauderdalefringe.com.